Andrews Antacid

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Andrews Antacid before taking it.

What is Andrews Antacid

Andrews Antacid is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Andrews Antacid is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Andrews Antacid can also bind to other minerals and aid in their removal from the body.
Andrews Antacid is used to prevent and to treat Andrews Antacid deficiencies.
Andrews Antacid may also be used for purposes not listed in Andrews Antacid guide.

Andrews Antacid side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • little or no urinating;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain; or
  • high levels of Andrews Antacid in the blood--nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.

Common side effects may include:
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • constipation.
  • decreased appetite;
  • dry mouth or increased thirst; or
  • urinating more than usual.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects
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Andrews Antacid dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis:

2500 to 7500 mg/day orally in 2 to 4 divided doses.

Usual Adult Dose for Hypocalcemia:

900 to 2500 mg/day orally in 2 to 4 divided doses. This dose may be adjusted as needed to achieve a normal serum Andrews Antacid level.

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia:

300 to 8000 mg/day orally in 2 to 4 divided doses. This dose may be increased as needed and tolerated to decrease symptoms of stomach upset.
Maximum Dose: 5,500 to 7980 mg. Not to exceed maximum daily dosage for a period of greater than 2 weeks unless directed by a physician.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer:

1250 to 3750 mg/day in 2 to 4 divided doses. This dose may be increased as needed and tolerated to decrease the abdominal discomfort. The major limiting factor to the chronic use of Andrews Antacid is gastric hypersecretion and acid rebound.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer:

1250 to 3750 mg/day in 2 to 4 divided doses. This dose may be increased as needed and tolerated to decrease the abdominal discomfort. The major limiting factor to the chronic use of Andrews Antacid is gastric hypersecretion and acid rebound.

Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

1250 to 3750 mg/day orally in 2 to 4 divided doses. The potential for acid rebound could be detrimental. However, antacids have been frequently used in the management of erosive esophagitis and may be beneficial in decreasing the acidity of gastric contents.
Maximum Dose: 5,500 to 7980 mg. Not to exceed maximum daily dosage for a period of greater than 2 weeks unless directed by a physician.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

1250 to 3750 mg/day orally in 2 to 4 divided doses. The potential for acid rebound could be detrimental. However, antacids have been frequently used in the management of erosive esophagitis and may be beneficial in decreasing the acidity of gastric contents.
Maximum Dose: 5,500 to 7980 mg (depending on product used). Not to exceed maximum daily dosage for a period of greater than 2 weeks unless directed by a physician.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypocalcemia:

Neonatal:
Hypocalcemia : Dose expressed in mg of elemental Andrews Antacid: 50 to 150 mg/kg/day in 4 to 6 divided doses; not to exceed 1 g/day
Usual Dosage:
Andrews Antacid:
Children 2 to 5 years: Childrens Pepto, Andrews Antacid (R) Childrens: 1 tablet (400 mg Andrews Antacid) as symptoms occur; not to exceed 3 tablets/day
Children 6 to 11 years: Childrens Pepto, Andrews Antacid (R) Childrens: 2 tablets (800 mg Andrews Antacid) as symptoms occur; not to exceed 6 tablets/day
Children 11 years and older:
Andrews Antacid (R), Andrews Antacid (R) E-X: 2 to 4 tablets chewed as symptoms occur; not to exceed 15 tablets [Tums (R)] or 10 tablets [Tums (R) E-X] per day
Andrews Antacid (R) Ultra: 2 to 3 tablets chewed as symptoms occur; not to exceed 7 tablets per day
Hypocalcemia (dose depends on clinical condition and serum Andrews Antacid level): Dose expressed in mg of elemental Andrews Antacid:
Children: 45 to 65 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses
Treatment of hyperphosphatemia in end-stage renal failure: Children and Adults: Dose expressed in mg of Andrews Antacid: 1 g with each meal; increase as needed; range: 4 to 7 g/day
Hydrofluoric acid (HF) burns (HF concentration less than 20%): Topical: Various topical Andrews Antacid preparations have been used anecdotally for treatment of dermal exposure to HF solutions; Andrews Antacid at concentrations ranging from 2.5% to 33% has been used; a topical Andrews Antacid preparation must be compounded.
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What other drugs can affect Andrews Antacid?

Other drugs may interact with Andrews Antacid, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
ANTACID chewable tab 1000's $3.18Wallace
CACIT film-coated tab 500 mg x 10's $22.30Biochem
Cacit 500mg FC-TAB / 10 $22.30
Cacit 500mg Tablet $2.34Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
CACIT 500MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $23.36Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
CALOS tab 15's $0.63Alpic (Eucrasia)
Calos 60's $3.55
15 Tablet$0.45
OB Cal 200 ml Suspension $0.02
fruit30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
fruit30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
fruit100 $5.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
fruit100 $5.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mint30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mint30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mint100 $5.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mint100 $5.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
tropicalpunch30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
tropicalpunch30 $3.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

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Andrews Antacid - Frequently asked Questions

Can Andrews Antacid be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Andrews Antacid?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Andrews Antacid works best if you take it with food.

Swallow the Andrews Antacid tablet or capsule with a full glass of water.

The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it.

Shake the oral suspension well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Use the Andrews Antacid powder as directed. Allow the powder to dissolve completely, then consume the mixture.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What other drugs will affect Andrews Antacid?

Follow your healthcare provider's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Who should not take Andrews Antacid?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • a history of kidney stones;

  • a parathyroid gland disorder; or

  • if you are taking an antibiotic.

Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are nursing.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

Can Andrews Antacid be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Andrews Antacid be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology